This weekend heralds the start of the greatest multi day race in the world, and it looks another brutal and fascinating Tour. Stage by Stage Guide - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/21/tour-de-france-2021-stage-by-stage-guide The race this year starts with four 'flat' stages and then the first time trial, which should set the race up to be closely contested before going into the hills (stage 7) and then the mountains (stage 8). We then see the massive event of Mont Vontoux on Stage 11. The race then calms (in theory) until it reaches Stage 17 which ends on the Portet and Stage 18 which takes on the Tourmalet. If the race is still close after all of that then Stage 20 is another time trial, which last year had dramatic impact on the final result of the race. Then its onto the streets of Paris for the big sprint finale. Start list - https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/tour-de-france-start-list-2-230321 Last years big two return, with Pogacar trying to regain his crown, he has already won LBL this season and has shown good form in his national races last week. Roglic comes in fresh, he has shown decent form in LBL (13) and has a strong team around him again this year. That includes Wout Van Aert who won his national championships and has good form from Milan Sanremo earlier in the season. Ineos (former Team Sky) have a whole host of stars, Carapaz (tour de Suisse winner) Porte (Dauphine winner) and Thomas (fell when looking dangerous in the Dauphine) along with Tao GH who memorably won the Giro last season. We then have Alaphillipe, Sagan, Van Der Poel and Hirschi who all can light up stage races and all must be looking for big wins and potentially wearing the yellow jersey in the race before they hit the mountains. Then the sprinters Ewan, Merlier, Demare and a certain Mark Cavendish!! That makes it a fascinating race from stage to stage.